Friday, January 30, 2009

Tornado in a Bottle

Today the kids made a Tornado in a bottle. We had to do this since we actually had soda bottles handy. I remember doing this when I was little, but with 2 attached together. Here Austin and Kendal are surveying our supplies:
3 bottles, dish soap, tiny aluminum foil balls, water, blue food coloring dye
One cute baby
One handsome little man
Equals lots of swirling fun!
She also made a tornado dance up...
Hmm... his teeth look awfully blue. Caught ya!
My sweet girls
One proud dude
We never did get them working the way I thought they would, but we had fun. We learned that tornados swirl clockwise, and things that are on the bottom (the ground) will lift up and swirl around. We kept it simple.


tannersmummy said...

I can't believe that is Austin! It doesn't look like him. His chubby baby face is gone. It been way too long since I've seen them. Cute project. Now I want to try it. :)

Mandy Smith said...

awesome! I HAVE to try that! thanks for sharing:)

Leslie said...

Fun, you'll have to tell me how to do it! I've never heard of that before.

shlane said...

Its from the book "Mudpies to Magnets". It has a lot of fun little science projects to do. The kids love it.